The Manchester City vs Barcelona Champions league match will be played this Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Etihad stadium.
After the revenge against Mourinho and beating Chelsea in the FA cup, City is looking forward to this clash with great confidence and hoping to win.
Manuel Pellegrini will probably suit up his regular 4-4-2 formation for this match.
Goalkeeper: Joe Hart
Hart has been playing in a great form recently, he fought back and won his place in the team after the dreadful start of the season, but now he is a great asset to Pellegrini’s side.
Right back: Pablo Zabaleta
The Argentine defender is, as well as Hart, in a great form, and his place in the starting eleven is a given.
Center backs: Martin Demichelis and Vincent Kompany
Kompany is the captain of his side, and he will surely start. Demichelis is Pellegrini’s man of trust, and in this moment he has advantage over the young Serb Matija Nastasic, but it won’t be a surprise if Nastasic starts in this match instead.
Left back: Aleksandar Kolarov
In City’s packing order Kolarov is above Gael Clichy, and it is expected that this powerful left-footer will start this match.
Central midfielders: Yaya Toure and Fernandinho
Brazilian midfielder is again at a Pellegrini’s disposal, and he will probably be playing from the beginning, since we have seen his importance for City lately, when he was sidelined with injury. Yaya Toure is indispensable to the club, and he will be in the starting eleven for sure.
Left midfielder: David Silva
The Spaniard is in a fine form, and he will take his place along the left sideline.
Right midfielder: Samir Nasri
Nasri made his comeback in the game against Chelsea. He put on a good performance, proved that he is ready, so it is expected that he will have advantage over Jesus Navas for this match.
Attackers: Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo
With Aguero absent, other City attackers had their chance to prove their value to Pellegrini. Neither of them has shined, but Jovetic scored in the last match, and Negredo suits City’s style very well, so those two will likely start at the expense of Edin Dzeko, who will probably be on the bench.